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by nino500
Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Found this supplier of LiFePO4 12v packs
Replies: 3
Views: 6426

Re: Found this supplier of LiFePO4 12v packs

Yes, all very good points and they're still a way off the mark, pricewise, even then.
I was just hoping they might be going to start importing the sort of stuff Elite Power Systems do. We could do with someone like that in the UK.
by nino500
Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Found this supplier of LiFePO4 12v packs
Replies: 3
Views: 6426

Re: Found this supplier of LiFePO4 12v packs

Ok, as a follow up, I replied thus: Sounds very promising. The 40ah X4 would be ideal for my bike and the 80ah would suit a car which will be coming along in a year or so. I hope you won't mind if I pass on your reply to the Battery Vehicle Society's forum. Would there be any hope of bulk 'group buy...
by nino500
Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Found this supplier of LiFePO4 12v packs
Replies: 3
Views: 6426

Found this supplier of LiFePO4 12v packs

Hi, I haven't posted on here for a while as I had to sell up and postpone all hobby type stuff for a few years. Turns out kids need food...who'd have thought? Anyway I was having a trawl through the interweb to see how things had changed and I found this site http://www.deben.com/lithium-phosphate-l...
by nino500
Sat May 02, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: Home Energy Area
Topic: UPS battery voltage
Replies: 3
Views: 16172

APC 3000 and 5000 both use 48v, which is quite easy to set up by running two 24v alternators (one to each half of the pack), but at least one needs to have an isolated ground (marine ones usually do) Or you could could fabricate an insulated bracket. I've never found anything larger than the 1500 on...
by nino500
Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: Home Energy Area
Topic: EV in reverse
Replies: 6
Views: 19073

For a cheap pure sine wave inverter, try one of these . I've rarely paid more than a tenner for one (you don't need the internal batteries to work, so you can buy them as scrap). Just remove the internal batteries and connect to your 24v pack, which can be charged by a 24v truck alternator, mounted ...
by nino500
Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mechanical Speed Controller
Replies: 13
Views: 15289

Great to see that this can work.. I've been thinking out this kind of device for a while but I hadn't thought of the V cylinder idea. I was looking at using an actual commutator and replacing the armature windings with sliprings so you could switch the comm segments in and out. This would only give ...
by nino500
Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: EV chat in Kingston Upon Thames
Replies: 5
Views: 5585

Hi, I'm in Isleworth. I have a project under way but very little time so it's no more than a non running ice vehicle and a pile of motors, controllers and batteries at the moment. I hope I get time to move forward in the early spring and I think a chat and a few pints with like minded individuals co...
by nino500
Sat Nov 29, 2008 6:58 pm
Forum: Cars,Vans and other road vehicles
Topic: Lightest car to convert?
Replies: 30
Views: 25624

On teh remounting of suspension links, I was thinking i could keeop the bottom of the diff at the bottom still and just remove the halfshafts and axle tubes, spin the diff around and fit the left hand halfshaft into the old right hand diff side, and vice cersa. I recognise it would probably mean re...
by nino500
Fri Nov 28, 2008 10:10 pm
Forum: Cars,Vans and other road vehicles
Topic: Lightest car to convert?
Replies: 30
Views: 25624

On the axle reversal.. It sounds like a good idea but remember you'll need room for a shaft with a couple of UJs and a sliding joint before you get to the motor in order to allow the axle to move on the suspension while the motor stays put. On the other hand, you could mount the motor directly to th...
by nino500
Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:21 pm
Forum: Citroen Berlingo Electrique or other PSA vehicles
Topic: 106 Accelerator -v- brake pedal position
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Yes, That's the same as the normal 106. I can't drive them, And I only have size 9 feet. I think they're designed as a 'ladies' car. If you wear boots, you'll keep hitting the brakes when you want to accelerate, so it's probably lucky the brakes are a bit spongey.

Nino.

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